John Dulin

Faculty Member

John Dulin


John Dulin received his PhD in Sociocultural from the University of California, San Diego in 2016. Between 2016 and 2018 he conducted research as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University. His research interests include the study of human values, symbolic and semiotic anthropology, interreligious relations, and religious experience, with a geographic focus on North America, Ethiopia, and Ghana. As an Assistant Professor of anthropology at UVU, he teaches classes on the anthropology of religion, ethnographic methods, and contemporary anthropological theory.


Forthcoming. Charismatic Christianity's Hard Cultural Forms and the Local Patterning of the Divine Voice in Ghana. American Anthropologist.

Forthcoming. Value-Dense Indexes and the Escalation of a Muslim-Christian Conflict. History and Anthropology.

2020. Introduction: Religion, Secrecy, and the Ethics of Discernment. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology (co-authored with Simon Coleman). Early online publication.

2020. `My Fast is better than your Fast?: Concealing Interreligious Evaluations and Discerning Respectful Others in Gondar, Ethiopia. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology. Early online publication.

2020. Vulnerable Minds, Bodily-Thoughts, and Sensory Spirits: Cultural Theory of Mind and Spiritual Experience in Ghana. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 26(S1): 61-76.

2017. Transvaluing ISIS in Orthodox Christian-Majority Ethiopia: On the Inhibition of Group Violence. Current Anthropology. 58(6): 785-804.

2015. Reversing Rupture: Evangelicals' Practice of Jewish Rituals and Processes of Protestant Inclusion. Anthropological Quarterly. 88(3): 601-634.

2013. Messianic Judaism as a mode of Christian Authenticity: Exploring the Grammar of Authenticity through Ethnography of Contested Identity. Anthropos 108: 35-51.



Current Topics in Anthropology, Spring 2023

ANTH 3850

Ethnographic Methods WE, Spring 2023


Social Cultural Anthropology SS GI, Spring 2023


Social Cultural Anthropology SS GI, Spring 2023